Practical travel and visa information

The following is practical advice regarding entry and visa to the USA. DRUID assumes no responsibility for the correctness or completeness of this information: The responsibility for researching all requirements for entry to the USA rests with each individual conference participant.


Generally, non-US citizens require visas to enter USA. For general information, visit the US State Department's page on visas.


Citizens from many countries can take advantage of the Visa Waiver Program.


From the same web site, you can also obtain answers to the most frequently asked questions as well as access the necessary forms.  


DRUID does not issue an invitation letter, but will provide confirmation of program appearance to authors of accepted papers or posters. After acceptance and registration to the conference, please contact to obtain this confirmation document.




Regarding the current travel situation

Updated February 26, 2017


Dear DRUIDs everywhere!


The US government has lifted the temporary travel ban for citizens of a wide range of countries. There should be no extraordinary limitations for travel to and participation to the DRUID17 conference in New York. Needless to say, we will stay abreast of any further developments, and remain committed to assisting conference participants, should any complications regarding entry arise. In case any new rules are implemented that affect you as registrant for DRUID17, please contact us at We will then contact you to clarify the procedures and make sure you have the information and advice you need.


On a general note, DRUID (Danish Research Unit on Industrial Dynamics) remains a global scholary community. Since DRUID was founded in Copenhagen in 1996, our very purpose has been to facilitate free exchange of ideas and the mobility of researchers across disciplinary as well as geographical borders. After hosting global innovation and entrepreneurship scholars in Denmark for 20 years, DRUID has further increased its efforts, arranging events together with local partners across Europe and in Asia. 


We remain committed to sustaining our values. It is through openness that can scientific progress can be made.  The short-lived travel ban made one of the plenaries at DRUID17 particularly topical: The Special Topical Plenary on Deglobalization and Innovation. We hope that you will participate and share your view on how current policy trends, not just in the USA but globally, towards protectionism and localism may impact innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial dynamics – and where that leaves us as scholars.


I hope to see you soon at DRUID. Our research, and building stronger ties between scholars around the globe, is more important than ever.


Kind regards

Mark Lorenzen, Director, DRUID

Copenhagen, February 26, 2017